Sean Watkins & the Bee Eaters will play on the patio at Sisters Saloon on Friday, August 23.
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Sean Watkins & the Bee Eaters will play on the patio at Sisters Saloon on Friday, August 23. wphoto provided
The Sisters Saloon and Ranch Grill outdoor patio will host Sean Watkins (of Nickel Creek) & The Bee Eaters on Friday, August 23. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. The show is open to all ages. The show also features special guests Coyote Willow.

Tickets are $15 in advance at www.bendticket.com and will be $20 at the door, if available.

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sean Watkins has long been known for his work as one-third of the Grammy Award-winning Nickel Creek and, more recently, for helming, with sister Sara, the itinerant, genre-hopping Watkins Family Hour ensemble.

In the last year he has more assertively — and impressively – taken on the role of solo artist. “What To Fear” is a follow-up to 2014’s acclaimed “All I Do Is Lie,” which had been Watkins’ first solo effort in nearly a decade, 10 years that had been jammed with collaborative projects and a herculean amount of touring.

On his own, Watkins displays tremendous warmth and soulfulness as a singer, a refreshing candor and humor as a lyricist, and prodigious skill as an arranger. And he doesn’t merely stick with the familiar: On “What To Fear,” he bolsters an acoustic lineup with a rock rhythm section, bringing drama and drive to these new tracks while keeping intact the emotional intimacy of all the stories he is telling.

Sisters Saloon is located at 190 E. Cascade Ave. in Sisters.